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Jim Graham Building

Graham Building

The Jim Graham Building is the largest of the fairgrounds buildings. During the year it hosts a variety of trade shows, festivals, agricultural and livestock events, sales showcases, exhibitions and other special events. Exhibit space can be extended with the use of outdoor tents and fencing, or installation of tent connector to adjacent facility.

Complex Amenities

  • Completed in 1975, renovated in 2000 and 2003. Meeting Room renovations in 2007 and 2015.
  • Square footage: 100,000 - fully climate-controlled
  • 95,000 square foot main floor (main exhibit hall 380' x 250'), 3,000 square foot meeting room (50' x 60'),
    2,500 square foot meeting room (42' x 60'
    ), two office areas (14.5' x 25' each).
  • Amenities: entrance foyer, two offices, restaurant, six roll up doors, outside wash area for livestock
  • Ideal venue for livestock shows, trade shows, meetings, exhibitions and sales.
  • Shape: rectangle (see building floor plan)
  • Rental cost: $4,500 per day or 10 percent of ticket gross after tax, whichever is greater.
  • Energy-conservation rate (ECR) available for access days other than event dates.
  • Graham Meeting Rooms: $700 per day per room.
  • Support services, such as staging, tables, chairs, electrical hookups, etc., are available for an extra fee.

At a glance

Square Feet 95,000 main floor
3,000 SF meeting room
2,500 SF meeting room
Seats variable
Amenities available Entrance foyer
Two offices
On-site restaurant
Six roll-up doors
Outdoor Livestock
wash area
Rental rate $4,500 per day or 10% or ticket gross, whichever is greater.
$500 per day for Meeting Rooms
Contact Claudine Davis
(919) 821-7400
Ext. 4580


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N.C. State Fair, Wesley Wyatt, Manager
Mailing Address: 1010 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1010
Physical Address: 1025 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raleigh NC 27607
Phone: (919) 821-7400; FAX: (919) 733-5079